As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an Reiki II Practitioner. I am a true believer in mind, body, soul and connections. I knew coming into this work that I wanted to guide women home to their higher selves.
People assume that the benefits of doing Reiki are not tangible, when the benefits are endless: clarity, a still mind, reduced stress and anxiety, a healthier immune system. Energy healing causes you to question the energy you are attracting and emitting with your thoughts, subconscious beliefs, and behavior; the impact is profound.
When I decided to own in on my niche and true calling, it was truly women of color, specifically black women. We store so much in our bodies and are constantly fighting the narrative of being “strong” But sometimes being strong is blocking you from being your best self. Sometimes being strong is a word, and you are subconsciously holding up blocks that later lead down a road of anxiety, depression, stress, loneliness, confusion, and even sickness. The Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation really allows you to release and let go and simply find clarity.
So you might be asking so what does a Reiki session look like? Well I am glad you ask. A reiki session may look like intention setting, deep reflective questions, and even some possible chanting are commonplace. So often we forget just how intertwined our mind, energy and therefore spiritual and physical well-being are, but Reiki makes this delicate balance viscera
I encourage you to give Reiki a try. Click this link below to book your reiki session.
Also check out my testimony section and see what current and former Reiki clients had to say about their Reiki experience with me!
While I pride myself on living an active life, and setting time to nurture my mind and spirit, so many of the Black women close to me do not; and for good reason.
When most people hear the word wellness they may automatically think of slender and incredibly fit Caucasian women, fresh from a yoga class, sipping a green juice, clad in Lululemon. The lack of representation and diversity can leave us feeling like we don’t belong. Who you see standing in the front of you at a yoga studio matters because what we see is oftentimes what we believe we can or cannot do. Hence why I decided to be a therapist and cater to people of color so there is someone who looks like you on the couch and on the mat.
Wellness can take many shapes and forms that are affordable or even free. Prioritizing sleep, going on short walks, creating a relaxation ritual or even cutting toxic people out of your life are all wellness practices that can be implemented into our lives immediately. Consider the activities that give you a sense of inner peace or the feeling, “I can lose myself in this!” Those activities are so important!
As Black women we must take care of ourselves, and each other, every single day because, quite literally, our lives, and those of our mothers, sisters and friends, depend on it. So start a weekly walking group with your friends, try mediation, finally take that yoga class. Whatever you do, do it frequently and know that Black women in wellness do in fact exist.
As a matter of fact ask me about me about my walking group, and my walk and talk therapy. Lets release some stress, connect with nature, and THRIVE WELL
I am also a member of the First Responder Crisis Team and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. My work focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black women and I delight in using pop culture to illustrate psychological concepts.
My work has been featured on local and national radio stations, podcasts, and MTV. I currently live in Hampton Roads, VA.
the taste of water
singing (and hope to one day to be on the show Shazam)
thunderstorms (only if I’m already home and tucked in bed).
reality tv shows.
the color yellow and orange.
all things Kate Spade
binge watching Netflix shows.
every woman should have a theme song. Mine is “unstoppable” by Koryn Hawthorne
pearl earrings go with any outfit.
in good kisses, good cries, good friends, and good food!
broken hearts can heal.
there is nothing more awesome than a woman who knows her power and walks in it.
Latoya Nicole Edwards, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, passionate about bridging the gap of holistic practices and mental health